It’s kind of a long story, but I saw a print online by the great Japanese painter and printmaker Hokusai today that featured, oh, I’ll just say there was a woman, and an octopus. Moving with lighting speed, I passed the image along to my favorite expert on matters Japanese and blue. This was the result. Safe for work, but the links there in may not be. Both Manuel and I were googling furiously after his initial straightforward short-link to the image; I’d post a link in the comments to find that he’d sent it to me via email.

Now, I think I’m happy to say, I know a lot more about tentacles than I once did.

UPDATE: Welcome BoingBoing tentacle mongers!